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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 2019-08-26

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 2019-08-26
Posted Sep 2, 2019
Site security.gentoo.org

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 2019-08-26 - Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in libofx, the worst of which could result in the arbitrary execution of code. Versions less than 0.9.14 are affected.

tags | advisory, arbitrary, vulnerability
advisories | CVE-2017-14731, CVE-2017-2816, CVE-2017-2920
MD5 | b18660299f6c96a8edb9ef51ab3d5513

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 2019-08-26

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Severity: Normal
Title: libofx: Multiple vulnerabilities
Date: August 31, 2019
Bugs: #631304, #636062, #662910
ID: 201908-26

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Synopsis
========

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in libofx, the worst of which
could result in the arbitrary execution of code.

Background
==========

A library to support the Open Financial eXchange XML format

Affected packages
=================

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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 dev-libs/libofx < 0.9.14 >= 0.9.14

Description
===========

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in libofx. Please review
the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact
======

A remote attacker could entice a user to process a specially crafted
file using an application linked against libofx, possibly resulting in
execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or a
Denial of Service condition.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All libofx users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-libs/libofx-0.9.14"

References
==========

[ 1 ] CVE-2017-14731
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2017-14731
[ 2 ] CVE-2017-2816
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2017-2816
[ 3 ] CVE-2017-2920
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2017-2920

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201908-26

Concerns?
=========

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users' machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
=======

Copyright 2019 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5

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